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unanimously to approve the deployment of un forces in ukraine until the situation stabilizes winters and hot all speak so that is to support them because of the extraordinary situation in ukraine which represents a threat to the lines of russian citizens our compatriots and a contingent of russian armed forces that kate is in the autonomous republic of crimea. according to an international treaty. as stated in the constitution of the russian federation. why else the upper house of parliament for permission to use all forces in ukraine until the situation is stabilized. one of his having the commission has been calling was his reaction to events in crimea and the decisions in the russian poland. we're in a lightning speed at least once inside however it doesn't really jump the gun literally and that i figuratively speaking because in the final decision rests with the president. it would seem to have to say yes or no whether to deploy troops on the ground and crazy and he hasn't done so we get to that point has been emphasized by his spokesman david to school. but he does have the permission t
's characterizing the situation in ukraine and the actions of the russian federation. the colleagues we discussed the crisis, a crisis which should not have taken place. in order for it to occur there was no objective reason for it to happen. there was and there still is a fraternal country of ukraine, our neighbor. if you talk about this in terms of the last fall situation, the legally elected president yanukovych he is relying on a democratically-elected parliament. truly the country is dealing with a serious economic challenges and with the leadership of ukraine, they have serious decisions to make. in particular, they need to make a decision whether they will join or they will assign an agreement of association with the eu. this is a complex decision. one of the mistakes of the ukrainian leadership maybe was the fact that at the last minute they realized that that agreement on association that was being proposed by brussels could have economic consequences for ukraine. in these conditions, the ukrainian leadership, the president took a decision that is fully constitutional and it fully meets
. >>> grave concern tonight over the situation in ukraine. russian troops are given the go- ahead to use military force to protect its interest in there. >> the situation in ukraine has grown more dire by the hour. the country is acting president has ordered ukraine forces at full readiness. extra security is ordered a nuclear power plants and airports. the united states is condemning russia for entering ukrainian territory and is calling on russia to withdraw. the united nations held an emergency meeting today. >> pro-western demonstrators storm and administration building in the southern ukraine. in the russian speaking east protesters clash with the newly elected ukrainian government. after russia's president got the greenlight from parliament saturday to proceed with military intervention. russian troops are already in control of parts of the crimea peninsula. they say they're protecting their interests in the reason. in response the ukraine's acting prime prime minister put the armed forces on full combat alert. members of the un security council gathered here for emergency meeting
putin's proposal to use the russian troops on the territory of ukraine until the political situation stabilizes. secondly this is effective on the day of its a less do 67 it . >> reporter: it took less than a their authorize force in ukraine. in britain the foreign second william haige summoned the russian ambassador and economies expressed his concern. >> we are very concerned with the escalation of tensions in the ukraine particularly in crimea and particularly about the did he since russian parliament this afternoon to authorize military action in ukraine without the consents of the ukrainian authorities. this is potentially a grave threat to the independence, the sovereignty, and the territorial integrity of ukraine. >> reporter: the even u. says it would hold an emergency meeting of foreign minister to his discuss a response. the russian decision does not call for military action but does clear it. it president putin decides to act. the legal reasoning sites a anybody of clauses within agreements between ukraine and russia. as well as the russian constitution. that legal framewo
today. >> more now on the situation in ukraine from reuters which reports nato ambassadors are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in ukraine. meeting, nato secretary-general told reporters that russia was in violation of the united nations charter and the current situation in his own word threatens peace and security in europe. ukraine isorts while associated with nato that it's not an official member and cannot invoke what is known as article five which states an attack against one member of nato is an attack against all members. putting at some facebook comments on the issue -- for more on the situation in ukraine and the options for their community, we spoke with a correspondent covering the story. >> joining us live on the phone as michael crowley, the chief foreign correspondent for time magazine. thank you for being with us. you indicated in this piece you posted over the weekend that the options for president obama are in your words painfully limited. how so? , it is justtely that. there's not a lot of leverage in this situation. russia has the proximity to uk
the us. rapidly changing situation as the russian parliament approves deployments trips to ukraine the un sec gen says he is gravely concerned. a warning from tf in response to ukraine has put its armed forces on the phone call not the less. russia that they need to treat eventually lead to a boil. continuing their offensive despite the cease of rebel forces south to donna vowing to fight on. he was exhausted by the rebel held city of melaka all in this book. what about when johnny's room i'm told but just listen thank you for joining us. we begin with what appears to be a rapidly deteriorating situation between russia and ukraine herald today the russian parliament approved the deployment of troops to the accident states and in return the interim leadership the heathens but the country's them in a tree on the lives of the crimean peninsula is the main flash point in ukraine crisis. it's really a true russian part of the country which is so humble servant to russia's black sea fleet will calls for a de escalation in tensions that come from all directions in washington president bar
from where the olympics were just held. the situation in ukraine is called extraordinary with russian lives in threat. the active president has armed forces on alert. many are hoping to cut ties with ukraine. the un secretary general says he earned them. >> it is crucial to have cool heads must prevail. and we must end this crisis. >> earlier today president barack obama spoke with president putin for 90 minutes warning him if he continues to violate international law there will be criminal and economic fall out. >>> we have reaction from protester who's gather outside the russian consul at in san francisco. >> protefltsters who oppose the russian military intervention gathered around to sing international songs to show support for their friends on the other side of the globe. >> if you ride the history of ukraine for ten minutes you would understand the pain of all these people. ukraine has never attacked anyone. >> while some are welcoming russia's presence, many are watching in dismay seeing them take over part of ukraine. >> if world society going to let putin do that now, it can
and sort things out. it seems to me that the situation in ukraine demands the close working together of russia and the united states to avert a catastrophic world war. >> ukraine's president accused russia of approach okaying his country, like it did with another former soviet republic. comparisons have been made to the russian, georgia war. the conflict lasting five days and russia won. it begone over two disputed territories, south ossetia. in the year leading up to the conflict both countries accused the other of attacking citizens. georgia made the first move, launching an attack. russia retaliated. five days later the war was over. the result russia controls that area. >> for more on putin's response, let's turn to seven fish. a political science professor. first i want to get your thoughts on the comparison. do you feel like russia is following a similar path with the ukraine? >> it's a very different situation. the situation in ukraine is qualitatively different. in georgia there was a qualification from the georgian side. there's no provocation from the ukrainian side. in the
of war between russia and ukraine? >> right now it's very difficult situation for ukraine. russian expansion into crimea bring a lot of bad feeling for all ukrainians as everybody has said. right now main point we have to unite all together, it's united all country and the situation right now about independence of ukraine because it's not a question about crimea, some part of -- part of east ukraine cities to bring russian flags and put flags on government building. and meetings going on right now -- meetings starting right now in some cities. very important point right now, keep in the control whole situation for ukrainians. because i am more than sure it's the scenario, create not from ukraine outside of ukraine. >> you believe that most of what is happening in ukraine is being created from outside, which means by russia. do you think that ukraine, the ukrainian government needs military help from the west, from nato? do you call on the west to intervene to help ukraine militarily? >> we call right now to support because it's a negotiation in budapest between united states, great
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of terms we can't agree with. that's characterizing the situation in ukraine and the actions of the russian federation. the colleagues we discussed the crisis, a crisis which should not have taken place. in order for it to occur there was no objective reason for it to happen. there was and there still is a fraternal country of ukraine, our neighbor. if you talk about this in terms of the last fall situation, the legally elected president yanukovych he is relying on a democratically-elected parliament. truly the country is dealing with a serious economic challenges and with the leadership of ukraine, they have serious decisions to make. in particular, they need to make a decision whether they will join or they will assign an agreement of association with the eu. this is a complex decision. one of the mistakes of the ukrainian leadership maybe was the fact that at the last minute they realized that that agreement on association that was being proposed by brussels could have economic consequences for ukraine. in these conditions, the ukrainian leadership, the president took a decision that is
attention from what is the major issue in ukraine, which is their economic, very disastrous situation and they need a lot of help. >> zbigniew, one final thought, i've only got 30 seconds, do you think that the chinese, who would be crucial here, will view this in the way that i suggested, that is, as a violation of another country's sovereignty or are they at the end of the day back russia or abstain? >> i think they certainly should have that view. i think it's in their interests to have that view. but to have them have that interest, we have to act in a way that is clear, consistent and decisive and i think we have to make it very clear there is a legitimate government in power in kiev and any action attempting to detach parts of ukraine from ukraine using russian military force is an attack on peace in an era in which there is a sense that we have a collective responsibility for security and maintenance of peace. >> thank you to the two of you, this is absolutely important and ur xwents. thank you. stay with us. we have a very different perspective coming up next. a man who says w
for permission to use all forces in ukraine until the situation is stabilized. the federation council unanimously approved the move that was specifically retreated but those senators and presidential spokesman that's the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threats to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east tears result ukraine is sending kids. to react promptly. in case all infiltration of radical groups into those terrorists trees at the rock attacks of nine thousand radicals on the crutches or in our soul continues to move to the ones that take place on the first of march in the crimea is happy to see it all went out hard spun and eighty dollars this can often tell us what exactly happened. so formed a team in the sense from kiev tried the storming in the eye catching several local government buildings here fighting weapons and using sound remains of the so called self defense quads were able to repel these attacks but perhaps this was a turning point to which the gradient prime minister announced that he's temporarily taking over the control panel the
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. >>> developing news on the unfolding situation in ukraine. president obama spoke today to russian president vladimir putin for 90 minutes about moscow's violation of ukraineon sovereignty and territorial swig grit. --bill integrity. putin received permission from the russian parliament to invade ukraine, citing the need to protect moscow citizens. yesterday mr. obama warned putin there would be costs if russia invadeddianin. >> russias actions sparked a protest in san francisco. the antirussian group held signs demanding russia with draw. many ukraines cast doubt on the claim russian citizens are receiving threats in ukraine. >> russian speaking population seeks protection from putin is propaganda, since i never heard that anybody who speaks russian being opressed in ukraine ever. and i lived there for 33 years. >> these protesters pointed out adolph hitler used the same excuse, protecting german citizens, when he annexed parts of second slovakia 76 years ago. >> caltrain on veils the blueprint for going green but could thousands of trees be on the chopping block to make that happen? we'll
are on a collision course over that situation in ukraine was just leave your animal situation. the piece here and there in a very difficult to position because she opened one hand one student had to negotiate to de escalate. but you've also took me a position he as he had the fun they said the unity of the sovereignty and also that air time out and take a teal signed up to ukraine is in cotton and they cannot them now and that's to be attached and they also said dislikes. he carried the tradition of the witnesses said they came out and they'd taken them the russian decision still a bit of the very key a standstill it puts him in the very difficult position and then the tuesday meeting and then did they now have to be credible and they have in an emergency meeting which is only on monday but maybe take so long because it's an ipod to decide what they can do now would it be saying since when are they reconsider and energy union nations that though russia. it's a very difficult position. europe is good now. again that's the question seems like brussels is very intent on keeping those diplomatic
of situation in ukraine, he has plans to speak on the phone with world leaders allied leaders to talk about how to react to this crisis. meanwhile, you are right, john kerry making the rounds of the sunday public affairs shows today here in washington, calling them hooligans, the actions thuggery, accuses russia of 19th century behavior. what about it? what can the united states in coordination with it's allies do in reaction to this apparent aggression on the part of vladimir putin's russia, here is more of what john kerry had to say. >> i talked to were 10 of the foreign ministers of those countries most engaged, the g8 plus some others, and all of them, every single one he have them, arof themare prepared to t to isolate russia with respect to this invasion, they are prepared to put sanctions in place, they are prepared to isolate russia economically, the ruble is already going down, russia hayes major economic challenges. >> reporter: prepared to go to the hilt. and you heard secretary kerry talk about the economic action is being contemplated. i have to tell you that the question was put b
. this is "media buzz," and i am howard kurtz. >> we will get to the situation in ukraine in a few moments. the vice president of the united states hits the television circuit and the inevitable 2016 were asked. >> you are open talking about 2016 and considering what you are doing. where are you in the thought process? >> i was going to make a major announcement tonight but i decided tonight's your night. >> thank you. >> then off to "the view," where he had fun with soon-to-be retired barbara walters. >> i did not expect you to announce you are going to run for president. i won't object if you want. do you want to? >> i tell you what, i will make you deal, if you stick around i will announce my decision with you. >> from hillary clinton does not run will -- you have said if she runs you will not run. >> no, no, no, i haven't said that. >> how is the media cover this? >> we have fox news contributor and author of the top twitter top column, and the author of "the blaze," and danaamilbank. >> he is not going to run if hillary clinton runs. this could be his last campaign, 2014. he needs to
, calling on the russian president to withdraw all soldiers from ukraine and deal with the situation peacefully. we'll start with phil ittner in moscow. he covers all day and joins us live. moscow doesn't appear to be backing down at this hour. >> absolutely not, all along during the crisis we have seen a clear quite between east and west. both power structures working to further their own interests. the west has their interests and they are pursuing them and here in russia they have their interests, and, of course, the kremlin is pursuing those russian centres. >> a day after the west and the white house warned russia not to intervene in ukraine, this was moscow's next move. >> translation: russian frags council votes to first approve vladimir putin's proposal to use russian troops on the territory of ukraine until the sociopolitical situation in the country stabilizes. secondly the decree is effective on the day of its adoption. >> it took less that an hour for russia's parliament to vote on the authorisation of force in ukraine, not just crimea. >> british foreign secretary willia
and comments on the situation in ukraine. what is next for the u.s.? joining us live on the phone is with the is in crimea very latest. the wall street journal is available online, indicating that russia is extending its reach across the region. think you very much for being with us. guest: no problem. host: we have heard from ukrainian leaders that this is a declaration of war. give us your perspective? guest: what we have seen over hours is a-48 consolidation of control by russian forces in crimea, which is near the black sea. there is a lot of pro-russia sentiment because it is dominated by them. host: you or in the capital of crimea. ofhave seen these pictures russian flags showing up outside of government buildings, also with demonstrations. who is behind that? guest: basically, what happened here is it started very early thursday morning. a group of armed men took control of parliament. session in the shadow of these demands and voted in a pro-russian prime minister. these people are supported by russia. they were working in concert with russian military. day, russian naval
situation. jessica, thank you very much for the update there first hand. ukraine now appealing to the u.s. and tona for help. so far, the western sponl response has been largely symbolic. today, secretary of state john kerry and top lawmakers hit the sunday talk shows weighing in on the u.s. options. steve is here with the latest. >> strong reaction from u.s. and its allies in the face of russian aggression in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry saying today russia's moves will bring international scorn and could result in sanctions aimed at isolating russia. the u.s. has suspended preparation for the g-8 summit and may not participate at all if the crisis in ukraine continues. secretary kerry has had russian president vladimir putin is clearly violating international law. >> it's an incredible act of aggressi aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine. russia is in violation russian troops have spread out and it appears they'll continue to move into the rest of ukraine. nato's
. thanks for joining us. there's been a dramatic escalation of tension surrounding the situation in ukraine. ukraine tonight put its military forces on full combat alert and warned that russian military intervention in ukraine would be the beginning of war. this hours after the russian parliament voted unanimously to authorize the deployment of russian troops in ukraine. earlier today russian forces effectively seized control of crimea, an area that has been part of ukraine for the past 60 years, but is home to the russian black sea fleet and skirmishes between pro-ukrainian and pro-russian loyalists have already broken out in ukraine. the vote to authorize russian troops to ukraine came less than 24 hours after president obama called on russia to respect ukraine's sovereignty and warned of costs to russia if it did not. a convoy of more than 20 russian military vehicles, some carrying troops, was observes traveling to crimea, and ukraine accused russia from sending troops into the region. russia kwa says the troops had already been deployed to guard important sites, including russian facil
as they continue to investigate. >>> developing news on the unfolding situation in ukraine. president obama spoke today to russian president vladimir putin for 90 minutes about moscow's violation of ukraineon sovereignty and territorial swig grit. --bill integrity. putin received permission from the russian parliament to invade ukraine, citing the need to protect moscow citizens. yesterday mr. obama warned putin there would be costs if russia invadeddianin. >> russias actions sparked a protest in san francisco. the antirussian group held signs demanding russia with draw. many ukraines cast doubt on the claim russian citizens are receiving threats in ukraine. >> russian speaking population seeks protection from putin is propaganda, since i never heard that anybody who speaks russian being opressed in ukraine ever. and i lived there for 33 years. >> these protesters pointed out adolph hitler used the same excuse, protecting german citizens, when he annexed parts of second slovakia 76 years ago. >> caltrain on veils the blueprint for going green but could thousands of trees be on the chopping block
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buzz. we'll get to the tense situation in ukraine in a few moments. the vice president of the united states hits the television circuit this week and the inevitable 2016 questions were asked. >> you've been very open about talking about 2016 and considering what you're going to do. where are you in your thought process? what are you taking into account? >> well, you know, i was planning on making a major announcement tonight, but i decided tonight is your night. >> thank you. >> and so -- >> thank you. >> and then it was off to "the view" where biden had the fun with the soon-to retire barbara walters. >> do not expect you to come on this program and announce that you're going to run for president. i won't object if you want to. do you want to? >> i'll tell you what, make you a deal. if you stick around, i will announce my decision with you. >> if hillary does not run, will you -- you have said that if she runs for president, you will not run. >> no, i haven't. no. >> so how are the media covering this dance? joining us now, lauren ashburn, amy holmes, and dana millbanks, columnist f
in ukraine. tonight the call from local ukraineians about the troubling situation in crimea. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >>> a live look from the mt. tam cam showing clear sky tonight. a break in the rain, but it's the wind and high surf that is causing the most problems. one of the biggest problems spots has been in the south bay and santa cruz county. sergio kin fan na is live. >> right now you can see that west cliff drive is down to one lane of vehicle traffic but a peddans are using the opposite laid. the sidewalk itself is blocked off. let me show you why. right over there, there's a sinkhole that measures 10 feet by 10 feet and then drops about 50 feet down to the ocean level below. city crews say they cordoned off a large area because they're not sure if that sinkhole might grow. the sinkhole formed after waves washed out rocks from a cave that reaches from the beach below to the street above. >> the water with the heavy storm surge came up through the hole and came up to the surface. reporter: through the year cities crews have tried to plug up the hole and even installed vents t
it unanimously. he called the situation in ukraine extraordinary with russian lives under threat. not long after the vote in the biggest pro-russian city in ukraine, chaos. dozens were injured as police battled crowds who raised the russian flag on the regional government building. these protests repeated in other cities in ukraine, east where many areas are now slipping out of the control of these men. ukraine's new government, unelected, untested and in a crisis. we wouldn't give in to russian provocation, says the prime minister. exactly what he can do is not clear. he can't stop this. russia, they chant. on crimea's streets they are excited russian troops are here. they want to see more. >> to protect us. >> reporter: you say the russian troops are here to protect you? >> they are here to protect us. >> of course. >> because we are russians, we are russians. >> reporter: all eyes are on the military airport where russian planes, up to a dozen, delivered troops and equipment overnight. crimea, now tense, waiting to see if more, many more russian troops join these men. and tonight, a plea to p
. they should talk to each other and sort things out. and it seems to me that the situation in ukraine demands the close working together of russia and the united states to avert a catastrophic world war. >> all right, let's take a quick look at the balance of forces between russia and ukraine. the russian army has 285,000 soldiers. that's more than four times as many as ukraine has which has only 64,000 soldiers. russia has twice as many thanks to twice as many tanks, 2,550 compared to 1,110 for ukraine, russia's air force 1,389 combat capable aircraft compared to ukraine's 221. that gives russia five times as many. and then when it comes to the navy, well, russia has 116 surface vessels and that's compared to 11 for ukraine. russia has 64 submarines, ukraine has one. joining us now are army knight a historian of russia and the forum soviet union and andrÉ executive board member for the ukrainian congress commit foy america. lady and gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us this afternoon. >> you are welcome. >> amy let's start with you, ukraine's interim crumb government is not even 72 h
on the ukraine situation. kristen, good morning. we have this readout of the phone call from between president obama and president putin yesterday according to the white house where obama threatened putin there could be greater political and economic isolation for russia, also said that we would -- the united states would pull out of preparations for the upcoming g-8 summit in sochi. i'm looking at that, is there anything more the united states is talking about threatening or can threaten here? >> reporter: right. it's a really important question, steve. by the way, that conversation described as tense in part because of what you said president obama announcing that the u.s. would suspend its participation in those meetings for the g-8 summit. vladimir putin pushing back, defending russia's actions. so incredibly tough words during those 90 minutes that were spoken yesterday. so what can the united states actually do? there has been some talk of potential sanctions. not surprisingly you have some of the more hawkish members of congress calling on president obama to take a tougher stance. senat
firm approach to the tense situation in ukraine. >> we're now discussing all of the options. this san act of aggression completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. it's 19th century behavior in the 21st century. if russia persists in this, g-8 countries goring to assemble in sochi. that's a starter. >> nbc kristen welker is at the white house. president obama spoke with president putin for 90 minutes saturday. what are the white house telling you about that conversation? >> reporter: well, white house officials describe a testy conversation between president brooke and president putin with president obama accusing rush yaf invading ukraine's sovereignty. and also saying that the u.s. would no longer attend preparatory meetings for the g-8 summit meeting which will be held in sochi, russia. earlier today on "meet the press," secretary of state john kerry signaled that the u.s. is also considering withdrawing from the g-8 summit and possibly withdrawing russia's member in the g-8. that what is not on the table, military action. here's more of what secretary kerry had to say. >> you
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talk to each other, and sort things out and it's - it seems to me that the - the situation in ukraine demands the close working together of russia and the united states. to avert a kata trophic world war. >> violence erupts during a standoff in carr active, the second -- kharkiv. dozens were injured after a pro-russian crowd attacked them. fights broke out when groups stormed the building and pro-russian protests were hold. >> richard young is a senior associate at carnegie europe. mr young, thank you for joining us. has the e.u. done enough to help ukraine? >> i think it needs to do a lot more. the difficult situation is the e.u. needs to do two things together. it needs to look at what it can do to help the government in kiev. it has become to define a package of economic support. the comprint from protesters is that the e.u. has been behind events. the e.u. has begun to change up a gear. it needs to do more to meet the expectations of the ukrainian protesters. now at the same time it's a situation that is -- it needs to look at the leverage it has over russia. the government is goi
. unanimously. [ applause ] he called the situation in ukraine extraordinary, with russian lives under threat. not long after the vote in the biggest pro-russian city in the ukraine, chaos. dozens were injured as police battled crowds who raised the russian flag on the regional government building. these protests repeated in other cities in ukraine. where many areas are now slipping out of the control of these men, ukraine's new government. unelected, untested, and in a crisis. "we won't give in to russian provocation," says the prime minister. exactly what he can do isn't clear. he can't stop this. "russia," they chant. on crimea's streets they are jubilant russian troops are here. they want to see more. >> you say the russian troops are here to protect you? >> they're here -- >> of course. because we are russians. we are russians. >> reporter: all eyes are on the military jgairport, where russi planes, up to a dozen, delivered troops and equipment overnight. crimea now tense, waiting to see if more, many more russian troops join these men. >> that was nbc's bill neely reporting. ukraineians
he has made to note the station on sending troops to ukraine despite winning approval from ross's condiment. a spokesman says the team's decision would depend on how ukrainian situation the vaults of russian federal consulate cap president by emptying them match the ncos second night in a syllable of the us had any legal justification for using on forces in ukraine when i joined file respondents home box in from of crying is kept so it seemed broken. i really liked and that the saudi ukraine's capital kiev. it was so calm and cranny has now become the major focus of the cranes ongoing crisis. what's really the situation that howl on people than reacting. well here on the ground and simply awful the regional capital all strike me a better note longer than this the soldiers identified by but ukraine's government on the us as russian soldiers outside apartment building however the hall still widespread reports of russian soldiers throughout the crimea region communication senses the tv station but various places and at polls throughout the region of these reports as well they have
, territorial integrity and independence of ukraine. >> reporter: russia's ambassador present aheapresented a very dit version of event and put the claim directly on the e.u. for creating that situation. >> why did this problem need to result in demonstrations? why is it that these street demonstrations need to be encouraged from abroad? encourage from people from the e.u. >> reporter: while the security council met. president obama called president putin a call we are told lasted 90 minutes. what is the message from the u.s. to president putin right now? >> the message is pull back your forces. let us engage in political dialogue. engage with the ukrainian government which is receiving -g out to you for that dialogue. the occupation and military presence in crimea is a violation of international law 67 the security council is deadlocked. this is a crisis in which russia is accused by other security council members of hostility and yet russia has a veto and can block this action. the focus of diplomatic activity will now move to brussels where nato and then the e.u. will be meeting. james b
in the show. we do want to begin with today's top story. that is the increasingly tense situation in ukraine. russia is moving in there despite stern warnings from president obama and other world leaders. those warnings to stand down. bill neely is in ukraine with the latest for us. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there has been a quiet but complete russian takeover here in crimea, one that threatens ukraine's existence as a united country and one that puts russia and the west on a collision ur. russia tightening its grip here. hundreds of russian troops on the move in crimea heading for a ukrainian military base. there's been no confrontation, not yet anyway. they haven't fired a shot. they don't need to. russian troops, rocket propelled grenades at the ready have taken over crimea without resistance and with the full backing of most of this region's people. these men have hardly said a word since they arrived, but the message they're sending is very clear, and it's gone out across the world. local militias have formed. these men ensuring no one pulls down the statue of len a
obama to intervene in the situation in the ukraine. this weekend, russia's parliament approved a request from vladimir putin to allow military forces to enter ukraine and the crimean peninsula. president putin says russia wants to protect ethnic russians and its military bases there. president obama spoke with president putin tomorrow -- yesterday morning for about an hour and a half to asking president clinton to engage directly with the ukrainian government. he also says the u.s. is suspending its preparations for the g-8 summit in june to take place in sochi, russia. the united kingdom is also suspending its involvement. senators --r u.s. some tweets from u.s. senators on the ukraine. feed policy and's twitter -- you can follow c-span's , and here is secretary of state john kerry on meet the press. >> let me make it clear. president putin is not operating from a place of strength here. ? was his supporting president. he was thrown out despite support. and in ausing force completely inappropriate manner that will invite banker the world, and it already is. he is not going to gain by th
on the situation in ukraine. our own erin mclaughlin is live. you have u.s. officials, secretary kerry calling this an invasion. what exactly are nato officials considering there? >> hi, jim. earlier today the nato secretary general gave a brief statement to the media in which he called on russia to deescalate tensions. take a listen to what he had to say. >> what russia is doing now in ukraine, violates the principles of the united nations charter. it threatens peace and security in europe. russia must stop its military activities and its threats. today we will discuss their implications for european peace and security and for nato's relationship with russia. >> now there are two meetings taking place today here at nato headquarters. the first meeting, a meeting of the north atlantic council. that's the primary decision making body for nato. that meeting we understand is still under way. that will be followed by a meeting by the nato ukraine commission. that meeting taking place at the behest of ukrainian officials. the commission was formed in 1997 with the aim of strengthening military insi
risks becoming a serious situation soon. >> as we look ahead of these developments you have the y ukraine military and now beare he hearing about power being shut off to a base. troops are close to each other in a volatile situation. what is the pentagon's view about this? >> the pentagon is absolutely adamant it doesn't want to talk about this at all. but the pentagon is going to have to start talking about it. senior administration official has said that russian forces now have kcomplete operational control of the peninsula. that makes this a full on military situation at this point. that means the russian military controls air, land and sea, as you said, the top naval official now essentially to the russian side. what does the pentagon do about it if they want to engage in the russian military as a way of engaging of pulling back. they don't know who may defect next to the russian side. controlling for that. that up to this point appears to be the russian goal and it looks like the u.s. has concluded that they have done it. at this point and it is going to make it difficult for
in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> president obama spent 90 minutes speaking with putin this afternoon and hopes to de-escalate the situation. the white house released a statement following the conversation saying the president cautioned russia, it's decision to send troops into the ukraine would negatively impact its standing in the international community. the u.n. security council held a meeting. >> urge member states of the united nations to demonstrate solidarity with the ukraine nation. ukraine's ambassador to the u.n. claims there are 15,000 russian troops on the ground in crimea. the white house says this is a breach of international law and guess against russia's military basing agreement with ukraine. >> china state media says 28 people are dead and 113 injured after a knife-wielding assailants attackes people at a train station in southwestern china. police killed five of the assailants. officials believe it was organized premeditated terrorist attack but there is no report who may be responsible. >>> ahead, southern california gets a very
of the day here. the tense situation fwh ukraine. russia's prime minister medvedev saying that deposed yukrainian president yanukovych is the prime minister and then next breath said that the authority is practically nonexistent, moments after the head of nato warned russia to get its forces out of ukraine. those comments coming after an emergency immediating of nato ambassadors in brug sssels. more coming up from moscow at the top of the hour. >>> to the big idea now. what if you -- what if you could volunteer your way out of student loan debt? it's a fantastic idea. right? that's the concept by sponsor change.org for recent graduates a chance to do two things at once basically. give back to the community through volunteering at nonprofits and using that work to help pay down their debt. raymer joining us live now. hey, first of all, how does this work? >> well, in simple terms, craig, you hit it on the head. basically we work with current students, recent graduates to match the skills to nonprofit organizations to give back time and skills and in the process we help them raise pufund
with the situation peaceful and i to withdraw all of his soldiers from the ukraine, the u.s. is calling for u.n. observers to go in to the country while canada has recalled its ambassador to russia and will not attend the g8 sum knit sochi. >>> this is i ca the sixth timen egypt. china stayed media reports that knife-wheeled ago tackers killed 33 people at a train station in the country's south. four armed assailants stormed in to the station and slashed commuter at ra random. state media says it it was carried out by a separatist group. in california hundreds are under evacuation orders where mudslides are slipping done the hills of los angeles county. after months of drought the rain is finally here but mountain sides burned by wild fires can't absorb all that water, aim morgan radford those are your headlines for all news updates from around the world head over to aljazerra.com of "consider this" is up next. >> mason mcqueen is leaving his home and his job as a london taxi driver to join the taxi wallahs in the indian megacity of mumbai. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. big bus, big bus, b
in ukraine is two-fold. one, it's to change the facts on the ground so the situation in crimea will prevent the government in kiev from establishing itself as stable, credible and legitimate government. that's a big deal because ukraine is in the middle of a deep financial crisis. so if you listen to john kerry today, he was calling for congress to pass a huge aid package to ukraine. if ukrainian economy collapses, ukrainian government as it stands will have difficult staying in power and that could result in another turnover which would be in the russian interest. what they are projecting, in order for us to have international stability, we first have to have international economic stability, shoring up ukraine economically so it can stay in one piece politically. >> you have to think about ukraine, one country but two government. the new one in kiev and the new one in crimea. we sort of saw this really during the arab spring. there was ultimately the question who is really in charge and do you just sort of have these super powers trying to affect the outcome of the situation in the countr
understands the gravity of the situation and how important ukraine really is? >> no. in fact, i don't think that they recognize that this is a foretaste of what's to come if we continue the path that we're on for unilateral disarmament. we've got to stop battering our allies, like israel with the lunacy of trading land for peace. we need to build the xl pipeline, which our canadian allies want us to do and the obama administration can't figure out how to do it. if the iranians close the straights of hormuz next week, the price of oil is going to go through the roof and the economy is going to grind to a halt. all of these are the kinds of things that when america decides, a, we're not going to lead, and b, we're going to destroy the opportunity to deter this kind of action with a strong military. we no longer have that military. >> colonel, you remember president george w. bush going through something similar when russia moved against georgia, the country of georgia. but it seemed like limited options on the table for president bush at the time, and even russia didn't adhere to the cease-fi
in ukraine. >> the president phoned him to express his deep concern over russian violation over ukraine sovereignty. he cautioned his russian counterpart to diffuse tension by withdrawing troops. that message wa reiterated at the united nations. it was a televised session over the objections of russia. could push a tense situation beyond the breaking point. the u.s. could stop taking part in preparations for the g-8 summit in sochi. home, there at university of maryland is offering five years of free credit monitoring service because of the data breach. that has been extended from the previous announcement for one year of credit monitoring. had than 300,000 people their social security number stolen. they set up a hotline for students and staff who been impacted. more than 40,000 calls were made in three hours. coming up, a story we will see only on seven, growing concern over the targets of violence. what is being done to keep you safe? weather center, can you believe we're talking about yet another weather storm, and >> we are back with a story you will only see on 7. the emergency nu
the situation with respect to the possibility of chaos in ukraine. they have the upper hand in the sense they mobilized forces and have a de facto occupation and have the ability to use force unlike the west. they do not have the upper hand in a strategic sense. they marginalised themselves and are faced with a mass chaotic situation. >> a lot can change and play out there. >> coming up later in the news cast, a look at the military might of ukraine and russia, we'll have an international security analyst jim walsh, at the bottom of the hour, at 6:30. there's more online at aljazeera.com. we have a live blog updating the crisis in ukraine. still ahead on aljazeera.com. it's two days before fat tuesday. we'll head live to new orleans for mardi gras. plus... >> i'm stand -- stephanie stanton, the rain storms in california are on the way out. was it enough to dent the drought. >> and dreams coming true - we head to the red carpet as oscar gets ready to steal the limelight tonight. >> welcome back. after months of drought california has seen a lot of rain. it's still not enough to ease the
it remains intact. she admits to being concerned about the political situation in the country what is even more wary of an economic crisis. with ukraine on the verge of bankruptcy she thinks the time has come to divide the country. the ym pres federation nice twist crimea old with the administration's top of the more hostile than fiction but that's not a solution for tomorrow if it were. when the exam and women's football team just won the european cup twenty five days ago that they received no not prizemoney at peace that eats but sadly those days are over and women's football is now also received money when they win titles will be it's still a lot less than the male colleagues. when football is becoming more and more popular in most countries in europe but in the east as . women are still a long way away from being considered equal. that's why the story of a woman who grew up on the border with iran you say extraordinary. with a red card at the ready selling our car proudly attaches the emblem of the turkish soccer federation of new jersey. for the twenty five year old. it's a special mo
the russian leader to deal with the situation peacefully and to withdraw all soldiers from ukraine. the u.s. is calling for the u.n. observers to go there, and stop preparations to have a g-8 summit in sochi. >>> sixth time since 2011, general abdul fattah al-sisi, stormed into the station and slashed commuters at ram done. state media said the attack was carried out by separatist group. >>> watch as these mudslides slip down the hills of los angeles county. after months of drought, the rain is finally here, but the mud shrinemudslides happened bey couldn't hold all the water. stay tuned, "consider this" is up next. >> hello and welcome to a special edition of "consider this." for the past month we have been the only tv show to give you in depth looks at all oscar nominated documentaries. feature length and short subjects. a country genocidal past to the organized cameramen in egypt and yemen. back up singers who fought tr
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